Taking the Mystery out of Menstruation

Many girls in developing countries start their periods uninformed, unprepared, scared, and ashamed, according to a new literature review. They need more support in understanding and handling menstruation.

Girls Empowered: Building on Progress from 2016

IWHC and our many local partners are not afraid to conduct hard-hitting advocacy to defend girls’ rights and hold leaders accountable to their promises.

Brazil Declares Zika Crisis Over, But Is It?

Brazil recently declared the Zika emergency over, but for those living in the most at-risk areas, the virus is a constant threat.

Trump’s Global “Protecting Life” Policy Endangers Lives

The Global Gag Rule will now be applied to all US global health aid, which will have devastating impact.

Trump’s Nominee to Lead US Foreign Aid Agency is No Champion for Women’s Health

Ambassador Mark Green has an extremely questionable record on women’s health—voting repeatedly to limit reproductive rights.

From Baltimore to Bangladesh, Let’s End Child Marriage

Every year, 15 million girls around the world, including in the US, are married before they turn 18—a violation of their human rights.

Did the teachers learn? Measuring the effectiveness of online learning in CSE

TARSHI, one of our grantee partners in India, recently launched an online course on comprehensive sexuality education for teachers.

US Helps Disrupt UN Meeting on Policies for Growing Youth and Aging Populations

Deliberations fell apart on the last day, with no resolution on the theme of changing age structures and development.

When Ideology Drives US Funding, Women Stand to Lose

The Trump Administration announced the elimination of US funding for the UNFPA, a major blow to global women’s health.

Shifting Paradigms of Sexuality Education in the Digital Era

Taboos around sexuality exist all over the world. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, an online platform aims to demystify sex and sexuality.